FAQ: Am I Ready to Adopt a Puppy?

Today’s question is…Am I Ready To Adopt A Puppy? There are many things to consider when adopting a puppy. Puppies are cute and cuddly, but they also require a lot of work and dedication. Watch this video and scroll down for more points to consider before adopting. SUPPLIES: Puppies need a lot of supplies. When you take home your puppy, you should also count on purchasing bowls, food, a leash, a collar, a crate, puppy […]

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Ticks? Yuck!

With the humid weather in Tucson acting up, you might have seen some creepy crawly critters on your four-legged friends after a hike or jog, but don’t worry! Our friends at Carrington College have put together an easy to read infographic to teach you what to do when you encounter a tick on your pet! How To Fight a Tick Infestation We spend a lot of time and effort to make our dogs healthy and […]

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Summertime Pet Safety [Quiz]

It’s that time of year again…summer is here! Living in Arizona, we know the dangers of the heat of summer, and most of us know how to take care of ourselves in the triple digit weather. Pet owners, however, must take hot weather precautions for their pets, too. It’s not always easy, because our pets can’t talk to us and tell us when they are thirsty or too hot. It’s important to be educated in […]

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Summertime Frozen Dog Treats

Summertime Frozen Dog Treats It’s summertime! As the weather heats up, what is better than a nice, refreshing, frozen treat? Your dog deserves one too! At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we keep our pets in air-conditioned kennels and monitor activity to make sure pets stay cool and comfortable. We also treat our dogs with special, frozen treats and play time in our beloved kiddie pools. Check out the tutorial video below for […]

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What is Feline Leukemia Virus?

What is Feline Leukemia Virus? Feline Leukemia Virus, or FeLV, is a retrovirus that causes cats to have a weaker immune system. It is a contagious virus, and is spread from cat to cat through saliva and other bodily secretions. However, it is not a highly contagious disease, and usually requires a prolonged period of close contact between an infected cat and susceptible cats. Many people will never consider adopting an FeLV positive cat because […]

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Cedar Creek Fire Evacuation [UPDATE VIDEO]

[Scroll to the bottom to see the most recent video update] The Cedar Creek Fire has been devastating Show Low, and The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is ready to help. We will be safely transporting the many animals at risk back to our facility. Now, we need YOUR help to assist as many animals as possible. As many as 100 animals are currently in the care of shelters at risk in the fire. […]

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Before and After Dog Haircuts

Have you been thinking about a fresh, new look for summer? The weather is heating up, and it can be pretty warm to have long hair! Cutting your hair for the summer has become somewhat of a tradition. If you’re looking to get your hair cut, we’ve got a great solution for you. Then, scroll down to see pictures of some cute before and after dog haircuts! Get your hair cut at any of the […]

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Camping With Your Dogs

Camping is a common activity in Arizona, and when you hit the trails, there is no one better to bring along than your best furry friend! Do you know everything you need to know? Read through this post to make sure you are ready to go camping with your dogs. There are some things you need to consider when you are deciding if your dog would enjoy a camping trip! You want to make sure that […]

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Insect Shield Product Review

With weather warming up, it’s the perfect time of year to take your dogs for a hike, a swim, or pack up your car and head to a campsite. This is also the time of year that insects start to become a problem. The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)’s PAWSH La Encantada supervisor and fellow pet lover, Allana Erickson, knows all about the struggle with outside pests. She wants to help you keep your […]

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Grooming 101

We spend a lot of time grooming and tending to our own physical health and appearance. But do we spend a proportionate amount of time on our dogs’ health and appearance? It’s our responsibility as dog owners to keep their fur, nails, and mouths as clean and hygienic as possible. Read the Grooming 101 pin below for tips on brushing and bathing your pooch. Click here for a full list of tips and tricks for […]

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